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Your Favorite Easy Breakfasts for Guests

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Meals for guests shouldn't be stressful. Here are your best suggestions for</i> …

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

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Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

7 Quick and Fresh Dinners to Make in January

These fast, winter dinner recipes rely on little helpers like anchovies and roasted citrus to perk up your weeknight meals.<p><b>In the middle of winter,</b> <b>sometimes</b> you need to find creative ways to breathe new life into your weeknight dinners. Lend your meals a little help from flavor boosters like briny …

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Citrus Salad with Tarragon

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>This no-heat method for making simple syrup also works in larger quantities. Try it using mint or lavender, too.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup sugar<p>¼ cup (packed) fresh tarragon leaves, plus more for serving<p>4 blood oranges<p>4 clementines<p>2 navel …

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Adam Sachs' 5 Essential Tools for Home Cooks Anywhere

<i>As home cooks, we rely on our instincts, our knowledge, and our curiosities -- but we also have to rely on our tools. Which is why we're asking the experts about the essential tools we need to make our favorite foods attainable in our own kitchens.</i><p><i>Today: Adam Sachs, the</i> <i>Editor-in-Chief of Saveur</i> …

23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

Gallery23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year<p>After the crown roast of pork, the Christmas goose, and the ham, after the plates upon plates of cookies and pies and cheesecakes, it can feel good to whip out the blender come January 1st, and make breakfast something bright, fresh, and light. And while you …

11 Best Hangover Foods

Don’t let a night out on the town lead to a bad (or missed) day on the bike. Here are 11 easy ways to cure—or even prevent—a hangover.<p>Holiday season means family, friends, parties, and drinks. All of which can lead to uncomfortable mornings spent hiding in dark rooms eating greasy food and …

How to Get Tipsy on Hot Chocolate

<i>We’re strong proponents of having a good home bar. Welcome to Cocktail Hour, where we’ll show you the best ways to put your liquor cabinet to use. This cocktail is brought to you by thebar.com.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to drink hot chocolate? Pour in some Irish booze.</i><p>This would be the official national …

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8 Easy Casseroles for a Crowd

Easy to make and and hearty enough to feed a house full of hungry guests, any of these casseroles is a great option for Christmas weekend …

The 12 Best Food Blog Recipes of 2014

<i>We've gathered (some of) our favorite recipes from the world of food blogs in 2014. Which would you add to our list?</i><p>2014 was a great year for food blogs. We saw so many innovative, beautiful, and -- most importantly -- delicious recipes over the last 12 months. From gummy bear sangria and …

Shrimp Fried Rice

4 Servings<p>If you forget to thaw the shrimp in the morning, set the bag in a large bowl filled with cold water. It will defrost in minutes. One cup of dry rice will yield 3 cups cooked; leftover rice, which is slightly dried out, makes the best stir-fries. You'll soon be making this shrimp fried …

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8 Woman-on-Top Sex Problems, Solved

He's too big? You're too tall? Never fear: Every straddling snafu has a solution.<p><b>1. I'm a small person who is cowgirling Paul Bunyan. Instead of looking into his eyes, I'm staring directly into his … nipples. What to do?</b> Change it up and move the action onto the couch — he sits, you ride, and …

Green Tacos

Makes 4 tacos<p>This green tacos recipe is vegetarian but incredibly flavorful and hearty, daring to prove that not all tacos need meat.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 small sweet potato, peeled, grated<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>4 cups Tuscan kale, ribs and stems removed, torn into …

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How to Use Dried Chiles for Beef Chili

Learn how to belnd your own chili powder for a better beef chili.<p>Want to know the easiest way to make better beef chili? Dump the commercial chili …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

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Cheery Candy Cane Cupcakes

Candy cane cupcakes are super festive and fun for the holidays. Full of peppermint, everyone will adore them!<p>My son is obsessed with candy canes. I honestly don’t understand it because I keep a fair amount of sweets in my home. I know that some people believe in strictly limiting sugary foods, and …

Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift opening. If you're wondering what should fill your …